Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k

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Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k

Post by jonescg » Thu, 04 Oct 2018, 20:44

Well the CRX suffered another ignition problem and left Kat stranded. $300 worth of towtruck later we're home, but she's refused to drive it ever again. Even if I find the source of the problem and fix it, 99.9% reliable is not reliable enough.

So we're in the market for a used EV, preferably a Leaf or iMiEV with about 100 km range. At least if we get a used Leaf or something I can start pulling the CRX apart and begin the conversion process.

Willing to spend up to $16k, depending on condition. I'd pay $8-10k for an iMiEV with 80 km range, and maybe $12k-$16k for a Leaf in similar shape.

In Perth, but bringing a used car from over east is OK too, within reason.
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Re: Want to buy - reliable used EV $10k to $16k

Post by radekp81 » Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 07:27

Perhaps importing one may be a good way to go?

e.g. http://www.j-spec.com.au/featured/Nissan/Leaf

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 08:09

Not a bad suggestion... Will definitely look into that.
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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 08:19

I'm hoping to have our i-MiEV on the market in a week or so. Parts supposedly on the way from Sydney. It has been 100% reliable except when it broke down.

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 08:51

I'm hoping to have the CRX back on the road by the weekend. But Kat's mind is made up...
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Post by mikedufty » Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 08:53

Similar to my situation with the i-MiEV, I'd like to keep it once it is repaired, but my wife already bought a (non EV) replacement, and I prefer bicycle or motorbike for most things within i-MiEV range.

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Post by jonescg » Fri, 05 Oct 2018, 16:12

What sort of price are you looking at selling the iMiEV for Mike?
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